KNARESBOROUGH, England An existing customer has placed an additional £3million worth of business with GSPK Electronics following the installation of an automatic optical inspection (AOI) machine to improve quality and delivery performance.
Phil Whitmarsh, test manager at GSPK said, “Since its installation, we have witnessed a 19% reduction in failures at test and a 30% reduction at inspection.”
According to the company, the customer has witnessed an increase in quality which has strengthened their confidence in GSPK’s ability to deliver technically enhanced products.
The AOI kit is used to analyse each printed circuit board produced for component placement, orientation and solder quality and has the capability to counteract potential errors at an early part of the process.
The machine provides examination and analyses placement accuracy, solder bridging and solder joint quality together with an optical character recognition system which provides statistical information to support process improvement.
The AOI machine, purchased from Testworks, the franchised distributor for Mirtec AOI Equipment, has the capability to measure and increase operating efficiencies, improve quality and provide yield enhancement throughout the surface mount process.